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I am jst startin 40k after playin fantasy as the lizards 4 some time. i need suggestions 4 how 2 start my chaos army. I am open 2 any suggestions watsoever, plz help.
Get a HQ choice, 2 squads of 8 chaos space marines and a tank to start off with.
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Please read the chaos tactica's that have been written.
The most obvious is.
1. codex 9 a week or 3before you buy stuff to give it a good read and having a better idea on what you want to play.
2. 1 Lord of the chaos amry you like.
3. 2 troop choices for that army.
After that it's yur call what you want to add to it.
Well i recommend go for Black Legion or some other Chaos Undivided force, as this will give you the maximum number of options regarding what you can have.
Other than that, it's down to you. If you want a army that excels at close combat, take lots of Khorne Berzerkers.
For a shooty army you'll be wanting good solid Marine squads with Havocs, Predator and maybe a Defiler.
My own army has:
Squad of Emperor's Children ina Rhino
2 Squads of Marines
1 Sqaud with Close Combat Weapons and a Rhino
Gives quite a nicely balanced force so maybe you could base something along those lines.
Or you could throw yourself in at the deep end and go for a Marked Army, i.e. one that uses lots of Plague Marines or lots of Khorne Berzerkers.
Post some further ideas regarding your playing style (defensive, offensive etc), your level of painting might influence your decision too (troops such as Plague Marines are a ***** to make them look good).
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thanks i will consider that, at about wat pts. game should i use a defiler ( i think they are really cool) o, and xuy, wat kind of tank would you advise?
Last edited by Evil Cheese; April 17th, 2005 at 17:21.
i play lizardmen so i am used to offensive, both close combat and ranged ( especialy majic) i paint well, but slow, so i wud aslo want a somewat small force ( I hate panting tons of cheap(point) models)
Last edited by Evil Cheese; April 17th, 2005 at 17:25.
I jst got an army list made, i would like someone to look over it and tell me what they think.
Chaos sorcerer lord w/ power fist, bolt pistol, mark of chaos undivided, demonic mutation, deamonic Resilience, deamonic armor, spiky bitz, Wind of Chaos, frag grenade
8 chaos marines,heavy bolter, aspiring champion w/ Power fist, deamonic mutation
8 chaos Marines, bolt pistols+ chainswords, Frag Grenades, Plasma gun, Flamer, Aspiring Champ w/ plasma Pistol, Power Fist, Deamoonic Mutation
Rhino, Extra Armor, Smoke Launcher, Havoc Launcher
5 Raptors, Melta Gun
Defiler, Havoc Launcher, Paracidic Possesion, Mutated Hull
Total pts: 1000
Well, thats it..............
Never ever give a lord/lieutenant a powerfists, it's a waste of their high initiative, give him a darkblade instead, also he needs an invulnerable save as most things he will run into will ignore his armour.
the second sqaud that'smade for assault, lose the plasmagun and give it to your shooting squad, give the assault sqaud either 2 flamers or meltagns as these are assaultweapon which unlike a plasmagun still allows them to assault after shooting with it.
Also don't give a rhino to this sqaud as they can't assault from it anymore, infiltrate and furius charge will help them to reach cc in turn 2 largely unharmed.
I would advice in taking the predator over the defiler in small games.
If you don't want loads of models then you are very much suited to chaos; they have some of the most expensive troop choices (if you are using a cult list). They generally don't come cheap, but what you do get is rock-hard and easy to specialise.
With the army list, it isn't too bad, but as dreachon said drop the PF on the lord for a daemon weapon, which is roughly the same cost. You would probably want to tone him down to a cheaper lieutenant for 100 point games (this isn't fantasy here!).
The plasma gun should definately be with the heavy bolter, because you can't fire t and charge in the same turn. Numbers of 8 is solid, and the lord/lieutenant should be with the combat squad in the rhino, but I'm sure you planned on that anyway.
Raptors are good, but I'd have an Aspiring Champion in there with a CC weapon, maybe lightning claws (which are great, and the raptor AC model has a pair anyway).
As for the predator, definately better in this size game, and comes at about the same price. I'd advise against taking all-round lascannons, to save on costs and to provide versatility.
thx for the help with the army, but unfortunitly, i hav my chaos lord, and he is already modeled with a power fist, mabye i could use green stuf and make the power fist into a lightning claw tho, would that be any better? and thanks for the advice about the land raider, i will concider that. (At wat pts. game should i use a defiler? They are prob. my faverote chaos model) and the advise about the guns was good. Thanks you guys.